Trying to Swim in a 15 Ton JELLO Swimming Pool

In 2016, former NASA engineer Mark Rober and The Backyard Scientist filled up a backyard swimming pool with 25 million Orbeez water balls. On that same | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Samsung AI Machine Learning Turns Mona Lisa and Other Famous Portraits Into Realistic Talking Heads

Researchers at the Samsung AI Center in Moscow, Russia have quite amazingly turned Mona Lisa and other famous subjects of photos and art into realistic | Continue reading | 1 day ago

McHive, A Tiny Replica of a McDonald’s That Also Serves As a Fully Functioning Beehive

Several McDonald's in Sweden have been putting beehives on their rooftops in order to safely house and replenish the worldwide dwindling bee population. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Dedicated Father Captures 13 Years of His Daughter’s First Day of School From Kindergarten to Senior Year

In 2017, dedicated dad Kevin Scruggs shared a wonderful compilation of interviews he conducted with daughter Mackenzie on the first day of school from | Continue reading | 1 day ago

A Bipedal Robot That Makes Front Door Deliveries After Being Transported to the Curb by a Self-Driving Vehicle

In February 2019, Agility Robotics announced the development of Digit, an anthropomorphic version of their bipedal robot Cassie. Digit sports an upper | Continue reading | 1 day ago

A Raft of Sea Otters Perform an Unintentionally Synchronized Backstroke Routine Across an Inlet

An absolutely adorable raft of Southern sea otters at the Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing, California, happily performed an unintentional synchronized | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Captain Jean-Luc Picard Explains Why He Left Starfleet Over Some Wine in the CBS All Access Series ‘Picard’

A teaser for the upcoming CBS All Access series Star Trek: Picard shows a retired Captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation walking | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Playdate, A Retro Yellow Crank Controlled Handheld Gaming System With a Black and White Screen

Panic, the company behind Transmit, Coda and the adventure game Firewatch, teamed-up with Teenage Engineering to create Playdate, their unique version of | Continue reading | 2 days ago

San Francisco Engineer Accidentally Dosed by LSD While Repairing a Vintage 1960s Buchla Synthesizer

While repairing a vintage Buchla synthesizer from the 1960s, KPIX broadcast operations manager and instrument repair volunteer Eliot Curtis came across an | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Banksy Sets Up a Street Stall at the Venice Biennale With Art Critical of the Canal’s Cruise Ship Problems

During the Venice Biennale 2019 art exhibition, elusive street artist Bansky stealthily set up a stall along artist's row to feature multi-panel artwork | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Student Bravely Shares His Struggle With Sleep Paralysis Hallucinations in a Haunting Animation

Art student Andrew Ognibene bravely documented and shared his truly frightening struggle with sleep paralysis and associated hallucinations in a haunting | Continue reading | 3 days ago

New Exquisitely Detailed Balloon Animal Sculptures by Japanese Artist Masayoshi Matsumoto

In 2015, we wrote about the amazingly detailed colorful balloon animals by Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto. Since that time Matsumoto has created | Continue reading | 3 days ago

An Amazing One Minute Timelapse of a Self-Tweeting Plant Slowly Growing Over the Course of Three Years

In 2016, Brooklyn game designer Nicole He set up a meditative experiment in which a webcam would take a picture of a fiddle-leaf fig plant she named Grow | Continue reading | 3 days ago

The Science Behind a Hummingbird’s Hover

Nat Geo WILD takes a look at how tiny hummingbirds are able to hover in midair for so long while feeding in place. As it turns out these petite aviators | Continue reading | 3 days ago

A Visual MIDI Remix of the Game of Thrones Theme

Musician GBH has created a Synthesia keyboard remix of the Game of Thrones theme (previously) with a colorful interface that visually tracks the progress | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Moon Shining, A Brilliant Mashup That Reimagines the Iconic Apollo 11 Landing as Directed by Stanley Kubrick

French filmmaker Fabrice Mathieu, who makes brilliant mashups with clever titles, has combined footage from the Apollo 11 mission (previously) with | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Jaime Lannister Joins the ‘Full House’ Family

Now that Game of Thrones has ended, the talk of spinoff series is reaching fever pitch. One such idea, as envisioned by Jimmy Kimmel Live, has Jaime | Continue reading | 3 days ago

An Autonomous Self-Service Robotic Chef That Prepares Customized Omelettes on Demand

Vlogger and podcaster Ankit Vengurlekar of Gadget Wala watched as a robotic chef mixed, scrambled, flipped and served an omelette that he customized with | Continue reading | 3 days ago

The Grantham Family and Staff Prepare the Estate for a Royal Visit in the Highly-Awaited ‘Downton Abbey’ Film

Just five years after the viewing audience parted ways with the enormously popular Julian Fellowes series Downton Abbey, a new feature film of the same | Continue reading | 3 days ago

TV Star and His Stunt Double Explore the Last Days of the Golden Age in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Sony Pictures has released the trailer for Quentin Tarantino's 9th film entitled Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (previously) in which a television actor | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Robotic Robot Rock Band Compressorhead Performs the Classic Nirvana Anthem ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’

The robotic band Compressorhead (previously) played a truly heavy metal cover of the classic grunge anthem "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana. The | Continue reading | 4 days ago

The History of the Disappearance and Reappearance of San Francisco’s Original 49 Mile Scenic Drive Signs

Filmmaker Bradley Smith delved into the wonderful history of the iconic signs for San Francisco's 49 Mile Scenic Drive. These signs were designed for a | Continue reading | 4 days ago

A Unique Clock That Uses a Sequence of Colors Rather Than Numerals to Tell the Time

Oxford, UK design firm Clark and Steel has created The Color Clock, a novel device that uses specific sequences of color rather than numerals to tell the | Continue reading | 4 days ago

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Animator Shares Her Reference Videos for Several Scenes From the Film

Animator Emma Shih shared the reference video she used while working on the film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The video shows Shih imitating the | Continue reading | 4 days ago

A Flip Cup Fluid Art Tutorial Using 24 Paints Resulting in a Gorgeous Landscape of Cellular Color

The resident artist of Arts and Crafts Studio demonstrated the fascinating "Flip Cup" fluid art technique using a cup, acrylic paint, floetrol, and | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Deepfake of Bill Hader Morphing Into Al Pacino and Arnold Schwarzenegger While Impersonating Them

Slovakian video editor Ctrl Shift Face has quite seamless (and somewhat disturbingly) employed deepfake software to morph comedian Bill Hader's face into | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Testing Out a Drone’s Obstacle Avoidance Recognition Using a One Way Game of Dodgeball

Researchers at the University of Zurich Department of Neuroinformatics played a unique one way game of dodgeball with a drone that was mounted with an | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Why Knuckles Make a Popping Sound When Stretched

In a snappy Ted-Ed lesson written by Eleanor Nelsen and animated by Belfer Creative, narrator Addison Anderson explains exactly why knuckles and other | Continue reading | 4 days ago

An Animated History of England

As part of his ongoing series of animated history videos, vlogger James Suibhne of Subhine (previously) has created a detailed animation that captures the | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Artificial Olfaction Expert Explains Why Dog’s Sense of Smell is Still Superior to Any Amount of Computer Code

In a fragrant video essay for Wired, senior writer Emily Dreyfuss speaks with MIT professor Andreas Mershin. Mershin is the expert authority on artificial | Continue reading | 4 days ago

A Snoring Cat Hilariously Amplified With a Microphone

A sleeping orange Persian cat named Mr. Gold was snoring so loudly he was distracting the human from getting any work done, so his human turned on a | Continue reading | 5 days ago

How to Ask Another Person for Reassurance Without Appearing to Be Desperate for Their Approval

The School of Life (previously) explains why the very human need for reassurance can also be terrifying and bring about discomfiting abandonment and | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Brazilian Veterinarians Fit Baby Armadillo With Customized Wheelchair For His Paralyzed Back Legs

A baby armadillo named Bonilha was rescued from the side of a South Brazil road after losing his the use of his hind legs and nearly starving to death. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Painstakingly Programming a Really Old Doorbell to Play ‘Megalovania’ From the Video Game ‘Undertale’

Game music guitarist Jules Conroy of Family Jules discovered that the San Diego house in which he was living had a really old doorbell that could be | Continue reading | 5 days ago

A Teeny Tiny Shrek Successfully Completes the Westminster Dog Show Agility Course in Record Time

Video game editor Chanbahni very cleverly reimagined footage from the Westminster Dog Show by replacing the canine in the scene with a teeny tiny Shrek | Continue reading | 5 days ago

How Honey Reacts to Microgravity in Space

Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques took some time out of his day working on the International Space Station to open a container of honey | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Cookie Monster Practices Self-Control, Denying Himself the Pleasure of Eating Cookies Until His Friend Arrives

A famished Cookie Monster joined NPR Education reporter Cory Turner for what he thought would be a nice plate of cookies to enjoy. Instead, Cookie Monster | Continue reading | 5 days ago

A Look Inside the Reconstructed Eero Saarinen Mid-Century Modern TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy Airport

We previously wrote about the former TWA Flight Center designed by Eero Saarinen at JFK Airport as it was being renovated into a lavish 1962 style retro | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Aaron Paul Joins ‘Westworld III’ as a Construction Worker Trying to Remain Human in a World of Robots

In a teaser trailer for the third season of the HBO series Westworld, a weary blue collar worker (Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad) tries to hang onto his sense | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Woman Seeks Advice From Her Overly Generous Mother Who Takes Care of Too Many Kids and Dogs

In an amusing semi-autobiographical stop-motion animation entitled "Freaks of Nurture" by filmmaker Alexandra Lemay, a young woman needing career | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Bewildered Man Finds Himself Looking For Existential Answers From a Rather Talkative Talking Tree

In the wonderfully surreal short film "The Talking Tree" by Stefan Hunt and Matthew Webb, a young man (Eka Darville of Jessica Jones) was cutting through | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Absurd Object Personifications Set in Motion

Russian filmmaker and graphic artist Vladimir Tomin has "Continued" his wonderfully surreal series of absurd object personifications that are set in | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Exquisitely Detailed Papercraft Installations Inspired by Two Very Different Nobel Prize Winning Novels

Working with the Nobel Prize Museum on their "Sharing Worlds" project at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation in Dubai, artisans Lucie | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Incredible Footage of the Great Annual Easter Fireworks Battle on the Greek Island of Chios

In 2008, Diagonal View posted incredible footage of Rouketopolemos, the great annual fireworks battle on the Greek island of Chios. This long-running | Continue reading | 8 days ago

How to Make a Mini Robotic Bug From Household Items

Joshua Donald of JoshBuilds shared a very simple way to build a mini long-legged robotic bug toy that's mostly made of easily accessible household items. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Artist With Background in Neurology Etches Microscopic Interpretations of Brain Patterns Onto Gold Leaf

A creative episode of SciFri takes a look at Dr. Greg Dunn who embodies a rare combination of talents in both art and science, specifically neurology. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

How to Gently Teach a Cat to Walk on a Leash

The wonderful Robert Dollwet of Malibu Dog Training aka CATMANTOO (previously) offers some very helpful hints and guidance around teaching a cat how to | Continue reading | 9 days ago

A Fire Breathing Game of Thrones Dragon Lamp

Bulgarian automation and electronics engineer Daniel of Kvant3DPrinting has created a truly fierce dragon lamp that looks like it's either breathing fire | Continue reading | 9 days ago